RINOCARE: Why the Republican Bill is “Repeal In Name Only”

The current legislation is a far cry from “full repeal” of the Affordable Care Act. In fact, the Republican’s full strategy to implement a replacement actually uses much of the language passed by the Obama administration.

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¡Pura Vida! Healthcare

In a recent trip to Jaco Beach, Costa Rica I was awestruck by the beauty of the country as well as the Costa Rican way of life. The term “Pura Vida” (pronounces poo-rah vee-dah) translates to pure life; an expression natives use to describe their way of living. What I soon discovered is this term encompasses…

Who Will Still Lack Insurance Coverage in 2016?

The Briefing Room has written in the past about the millions of Americans who have signed up for coverage since the passing of the Affordable Care Act. However, as the country gears up for its third year of coverage, questions still remain around those who are yet to sign up. Recent Gallup-Healthways polls show that the uninsured…

ACA: What Have We Learned 1 Year Later?

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Errol Pierre sat down with Arise America’s news anchor Debbye Turner Bell to discuss the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation in preparation for the upcoming QHP open enrollment period, which starts on November 15. Question 1: Has the percentage of uninsured people been reduced? Yes – in fact of the 45M…

Mississippi: Why Not Try Bryantcare?

Phil Bryant holds the fate of more than half a million Mississippians in the palm of his hands as key health care policy decisions hang in the balance. He is the Governor of the great state of Mississippi and has the power to make two major decisions. #1 – Expand Medicaid up to 138% of…

The $5 Billion Delay: Employer Mandate

The provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandating employers of 50 or more employees to offer qualified health insurance has been delayed to 2015. By the myriad of press releases, news articles, and blogs one could believe the delay is cataclysmic to health care reform. A Wall Street Editorial called the employer mandate the…

Executive Thoughts: Healthcare Marketing

Virna Brooks, a Professor and Healthcare Executive, catches up with the Briefing Room (BR) to talk about Healthcare Marketing in light of Reform. The consumers are new, their preferences are different, and the timing is tight. Marketing will play a pivotal role in the success of health care reform. What’s Your Name Brooks: Virna Brooks How long have you…